BATA V'ball tourney 2015
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14 August 2015

Bay Area Telugu Association (BATA) organized it’s 9th Annual Volleyball Tournament in Fremont, California. Proceeds from the tournament were donated to the “India Literacy Project “(ILP) projects in India.

Ravi Tax Services was the tournament grand sponsor and the food sponsor was Peacock Indian Cuisine. Additionally, Scopus Consulting Group, Swagat Indian Cuisine, You smile Dental, Cal Homes, Lavanya Duvvi (Telugu Realtor) & International Technology University (ITU) were the other sponsors for the event.

Due to the overwhelming response and on public request, this year the organizers added new category “Throw Ball for women”, there were 3 groups “Advanced”, “Intermediate" & “Recreation” for Men and one group for Women. In total over 48 teams participated in this event, involving more than 300 players. The playing ground was packed with well-prepared players and enthusiastic supporters and fans. The tournament started early morning around 8am and went throughout the day till 8pm.

In the 1st round, the games were round-robin format and top 2 teams in each group advanced into the quarter finals. The teams participating varied from seasoned volleyball teams to casual players who wanted to come and support the cause. Most of the matches were very closely contested. The audience enjoyed several nail biting matches. In all the matches players exhibited their skills and style with huge spikes and returns resulting in long rallies.

Tournament Organizers Shiv Peparthi & Prasad Mangina thanked all the teams for their participation and continued support in organizing this successful tournament and said the money raised will help lot of needy students in India. Smitha Kumar (Women and Youth Volleyball) and Reena Katoch (Throw ball) were specially acknowledged.

Speaking on the occasion Kalyan Kattamuri (BATA President) said he is extremely happy with the response and congratulated all the players for their dedication and playing the sport with right spirit.

Kalyan introduced BATA committee consisting of Sirisha Battula (Vice President) , Yaswanth Kudaravalli (Secretary) , Sumanth Pusuluri (Treasurer) Harinath Chikoti(Joint Secretary).

“Steering Committee” consisting of former BATA presidents Ravi Thiruveedula & Kamesh Malla.

“Cultural Committee” includes Sridevi Pasupuleti, Srilu Veligeti, Kiran Vinnakota,Taraka Deepti.

“Logistics Team” includes Srikar Boddu, Naresh Gajula, Kondal Rao, Arun Reddy & Prasant Chinta

BATA “Advisory Board” Jayaram Komati, Vijaya Aasuri, Veeru Vuppala, Prasad Mangina, Karun Veligeti & Ramesh Konda congratulated the team in making the tournament a grand success.

BATA Committee thanked Hari Vinod, Manish, Anusha, Prakash, Mono Mani and all BATA & ILP volunteers for their support and efforts in organizing the tournament and ensuring all matches were conducted on time. BATA committee specially thanked all the sponsors for their continued support.

Kritika (ILP – Coordinator) thanked BATA for their support and said the money raised from this tournament will be spent towards providing free education to children in India. Krithika also briefed about various projects ILP is currently doing in India. Jaya Prakash (entrepreneur), Satish Vemuri (TANA RVP) and other local leaders attended the event.

BATA committee presented the check (proceeds from the tournament) to ILP.

Results of BATA-ILP Volleyball Cup 2015:

Women & Youth:
Winner – Tino Mom’s & Runner up – Tino Youth

Women (Throw Ball)
Winner- Pleasanton Pataka’s & Runner up - Survivors

Men (Recreation Group - Gold):
Winner – Fremont Friends & Runner up – Team DG

Men (Recreation Group - Silver):
Winner – Fanatics & Runner up – Cool Guys

Men (Intermediate Group):
Winner – 7 Monkeys & Runner up – VB Gang

Men (Advance Group):
Winner – LDM & Runner up – Mighty Hitters


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